January 22, 2017

VINDICATED: An Edmonton judge condemns the NDP thug who punched our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

(UPDATE: May 10, 2018) Justice is served!

We got him.

We finally got him.

Dion Bews.

That NDP thug who hit our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid in the face at the women’s march last year.

A judge finally condemned him — and ripped his excuses to ribbons. 

Bews had already been convicted in a criminal court. But Sheila wasn’t given the right to speak, and the judge in that court never even saw the shocking video of Bews swearing at Sheila, threatening to punch her, and then punching her — and then scurrying away.

Finally, we got some justice.

Bews will pay Sheila $1,000 in damages, and $2,500 in punitive damages. That’s pretty standard for punching someone in the face. But this was never about the money.

It's about taking a stand against violence from Canada’s alt-left.

And about defending one of Canada’s best journalists from thugs who would violently censor her.

We had a great lawyer who was very conscientious, and kept his fees reasonable. But we still spent $36,000 on the lawsuit. If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please click here to donate now. 

Click here to help us pay the legal bills!

(UPDATE: January 24, 2017) According to an Edmonton Police Services press release, Jason Dion Bews, 34, has been charged with assault and utter threats.

UPDATE: WE CAUGHT HIM! Dion Bews of Edmonton, please turn yourself into the nearest police department, and prepare for a massive civil lawsuit.

BOUNTY: We received several tips, and are checking to see which one came in first. You will be contacted to receive your $1,000 bounty!

Yesterday our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, was hit in the face by an NDP thug, right on the steps of the Alberta Legislature. Here's Sheila's report:

Sheila had gone there to report on a left-wing “Women’s March.” It was basically an NDP rally against Donald Trump. So: the usual professional protesters from the left.

Of course, the event was dominated by NDP men. One of them saw Sheila, and recognized her from The Rebel.

He started arguing with her; then swearing at her; then he said he’d hit her — and then he did.

All while Sheila’s camera was rolling. Here is the full unedited video:


Even more incredibly, the NDP women standing right there, who saw the whole thing, immediately blocked Sheila, and helped the thug scurry away. They sided with the male criminal, against the female victim.

So much for women’s rights. The NDP doesn’t even believe women should have the benefit of the Criminal Code, if they’re conservative.

Even more incredible, a photographer from the Canadian Press named Jason Franson was right there, taking pictures the whole time. But he didn’t publish any of those pictures; he didn’t support his fellow journalist. He actually pushed Sheila, too — and verbally disparaged her.

Violence against women; blaming the victim; helping the criminal get away — all at an NDP “Women’s March”.

Obviously Sheila went straight to the police, who are investigating. But the criminal is still on the loose.

I need your help to find this NDP thug, and bring him to justice.

I will pay $1,000 to the first person who gives us information leading to the arrest of this violent NDP pig. Ask your friends, send his picture around, go through Facebook pages.

And send me all the info, at tips@therebel.media. First one to catch him gets $1,000.

(Please do not take the law into your own hands, however tempting. Leave the illegal violence to the NDP street thugs — that’s not how we behave.)

I thought Alberta was safe for journalists. But not under Rachel Notley’s NDP.

Remember, Notley herself set the tone last year, by sending an armed sheriff to block Sheila from the Legislature. And she ordered the NDP’s Justice Department to send Sheila a letter, banning her from all government premises.

Yesterday, one of Notley’s thugs simply followed the message from the top: silence Sheila at any cost.

And I’m here to say:

No. We’re going to find you, you violent thug, and you’re going to jail.

Send your information to tips@therebel.media

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant

P.S. There is no way I’m letting Notley’s thugs intimidate Sheila. So from now on, I’m sending her to public events with a professional security guard.


Those cost up to $40/hour, including travel time. But we’re simply not going to let Notley’s street gangs stop us. If you can help, please chip in to a special security fund to keep Sheila safe. You can do that, too, by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you. 

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commented 2017-01-23 02:58:47 -0500
Lets see who will be bankrolling the thug’s lawyers.

I suggest that all rebel reporters wear body cams to protests.
commented 2017-01-23 02:10:12 -0500
I find it interesting that no one is commenting on the so called CP photographer Jason what his name at 2:08 of the first video that purposely backed into Sheila and then started to verbally assault her. I believe that someone earlier in the comment section had mentioned that he was contracted by Global News Edmonton. I did not know that Global News was into hiring people who have a penchant for violence against women. I wonder if Global News will report how one of their contracted photographers also assaulted Shelia.
commented 2017-01-23 02:08:18 -0500
I was told that “thug” is just code for "black. Yet this person is white. How can this be?
commented 2017-01-23 02:06:37 -0500
Love the left and their media being exposed for the filthy hypocrites they truly are. It is fun watching them wreck themselves.
commented 2017-01-23 02:05:35 -0500
Colleen i could knock you out with a strike to the face and you would not be bleeding, why is that important?
commented 2017-01-23 02:03:57 -0500
Colleen O riley yeah keep on believing your Bullshit, it makes you even more pathetic.
commented 2017-01-23 02:02:24 -0500
Jay H he does have connections and the protesters are left wing elitists. Sorry they are not conservatives. And the difference is that they like to claim the right is violent and hates women , when they continue to prove that is BS and that they are the violent ones. The US version of this march was pretty much created by a woman who supports Sharia.
commented 2017-01-23 01:53:49 -0500
hes trending on twitter now.
commented 2017-01-23 01:52:14 -0500
Also he never hit her in the face she would be bleeding…such a set up!
commented 2017-01-23 01:49:57 -0500
This is bullshit the more I studied this …how? do they know he was a NDP in no where does it say this..this is a set up to start a war!
commented 2017-01-23 01:43:21 -0500
Trudeau is cut from the same cloth….he is a male feminist who is willing to elbow women in the tit who get in the way of advancing that cause.

@h I JAY K or whatever you are calling yourself this week. Yes this guy is an NDPer. What is more he is a white knight and Rachael Notley’s champion. That blow was struck for Rachael. The message was clear.

And THAT is the one piece of “nobility” and “chivalry” in this act that the NDP is going to have to wear and the fact that other NDP supporters harboured him nullifies all denial and disavowal.
commented 2017-01-23 01:33:56 -0500
So who voted the NDP into Alberta? We moved out of Alberta just before the election and were absolutely horrified listening to the results of the election. My husband and I said it had to be the end of the world when people in Alberta voted for an NDP government. You voted for a woman who hates Alberta! What the heck? Anyway, anyone who says that rally wasn’t supported or incited by NDP is living in La La land. It has socialist written all over it. Now let’s see if the offender gets arrested for his crime. Good job on all the detective work. It will be interesting to see what happens to the reporter who was taking pictures of the assault. Wonder if he destroys his evidence like the thousands of emails Hillary destroyed. It’s sad to see all this craziness going on in this world. Our children and grandchildren have to grow up in this. Hurts my heart to see the socialist/progressive attitude gaining so much strength. I pray for peace. I hope others are doing the same.
commented 2017-01-23 01:33:43 -0500

I made “that claim” because if I hadn’t you’d have called me a NDP member. I’ve been a conservative voter for 25 years and a party member for almost 10….would you like to see my membership card?
commented 2017-01-23 01:27:34 -0500
The double standards of the NDP are amazing! These women should know whats good for them and just shut up!!
commented 2017-01-23 01:24:38 -0500

It has nothing to do with the NDP. Its a man, who assaulted a woman at a public event. Thats it. What difference does it make in who voted for who, or who put on the event. To which I’d say, it CLEARLY was not an NDP event as these events were held all over the world.
commented 2017-01-23 01:24:09 -0500
Somebody should have “grabbed that pussy”.
commented 2017-01-23 00:43:35 -0500
Nobody is mentioning the old hag in the pink pussy hat. She’s the one that is enabling the assault the most. The fur lined hood lady is actually handling things right and trying to diffuse things yet that old angry bag is trying to insert herself into the situation and defend that Generation Cuck dipshit. BTW, I now own Generation Cuck. I invented it. You may use it but one day, I may call on you to support me when I say I authored it.
commented 2017-01-23 00:38:43 -0500
The wee mun. The cuckhold. takes his power back and then … runs away like a gurl! He’s a real prize and pic of manhood as he punches and runs! A typical lib wonder, champion of peace, inclusion, and inclusion. My hero.
commented 2017-01-23 00:37:18 -0500
I hope you’re okay Sheila and you suffer no lasting physical injury.

I’ll bet the little coward is on the run. He has probably disguised himself by removing his lip ring so we can’t tell it’s him. He will probably be apologizing all over himself to avoid prosecution, but he needs some time in a jail, at least a record. Perhaps he has lashed out before, that would mean he really could be in a pickle. I’m sure, as he was being scurried away and as he disappeared into the distance he could see his life and future also disappearing into the distance at the same time.
commented 2017-01-22 23:58:47 -0500
“I’ll wait until he’s old enough to get it before I explain to him he’s better than these people.”
That Dion retard was probably told the same.
commented 2017-01-22 23:56:33 -0500
Great to see all the support for Sheila..also, love the comments directed at the POS that hit her…
commented 2017-01-22 23:55:48 -0500
lol @ “This little cuck.” Yep, sounds just about right. That’s what you get when you train a generation+ of young men to hate themselves for what they are. Generation Cuck. I feel extremely sorry for these guys. But I don’t feel sorry for my kid. I’ll wait until he’s old enough to get it before I explain to him he’s better than these people.
commented 2017-01-22 23:43:42 -0500
This illustrates the progressive view of “tolerance, diversity, inclusion”. Agree with us or you will get punched in the face-screamed at, called vile names, etc. The left has no tolerance for opposing views and their strategy is to eliminate non progressives by making it so difficult to disagree with them, many people just give up and go along to get along. Business people who think they can work with these people are “useful idiots”, who will sell out to get the benefit of government managed cronyism.

I hope this case becomes a big deal, to expose the hypocrisy of the left and the degree to which the main stream media has become just a mouth piece for undemocratic political movements.
commented 2017-01-22 23:42:56 -0500
I just love the way the so called feminists that witnessed the assault reacted. One tells Sheila to calm down and another tells her it was her fault for provoking him. So much for protesting about violence against women. What a bunch of hypocrites.
commented 2017-01-22 23:31:59 -0500
I see feminists are as upset about this guy as they are at the guy with the “rape Melania” sign. Of course BSFeed has some crap about it being a plant, but we know how truthful they are LMAO!
commented 2017-01-22 23:19:59 -0500
Progressives are pathetic lying worms who never practice what they preach. And they keep proving it.
commented 2017-01-22 23:18:29 -0500
Ezra please sue the hell out of this twit, the courts love to shake you down, lets get them to do some good for a change.